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#1 Old 04-22-2014, 09:35 PM
 
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Ok so my friend has this belief that he needs over 400g of protein a day. He won't consider vegan protein sources if they don't have as much protein as horse meat (around 26% protein - he eats 230g servings which contain 60g protein). Now I know a lot of vegan protein sources have a better calorie to protein ratio, but then he would need to eat a ridiculously large amount of them to get to the 60g per serving mark. He eats 6 times a day and drinks protein shakes. So I need a vegan protein source that has at least 60g of protein per 230g. For exemple, tofu would only have around 40g of protein per 230g. Thanks!

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#2 Old 04-23-2014, 12:11 PM
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600 grams a day....   that will destroy his kidneys. NO bodybuilder needs that much protein. Most of that will just be wasted. As long as 5% of your daily calories come from protein your good. If you are a body builder you can go up to 10% if you want.

 

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600 grams a day....   that will destroy his kidneys. NO bodybuilder needs that much protein. Most of that will just be wasted. As long as 5% of your daily calories come from protein your good. If you are a body builder you can go up to 10% if you want.



I said over 400g... So probably around 450g. But yes I know it's bad but he listens to what his trainer tells him.

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#4 Old 04-23-2014, 01:01 PM
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I said over 400g... So probably around 450g. But yes I know it's bad but he listens to what his trainer tells him.

That's like 1800 calories of proteins a day. That's almost as much total calories I ingest in a day. I hope your friend eat other things too. A vegetarian diet can easily meet all the diet requirements that people actually have but of he is following awful dietary advises  like that it's another story.

 

In any case, there are meat imitations that have a higher protein concentration than horse meat, but it's gonna be expensive. Which also makes me wonder, if he get that much proteins from shakes as he does, why would he also need to get some from his diet? I mean if he already has 400g a day from shakes the extra 50g he gets from his diet is only gonna be used for energy anyway.

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I said over 400g... So probably around 450g. But yes I know it's bad but he listens to what his trainer tells him.

Who is his trainer?? No one should be recommending that much, and I'm wondering how many others he's putting at risk of kidney damage with this??

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I said over 400g... So probably around 450g. But yes I know it's bad but he listens to what his trainer tells him.


Sorry I meant 400. In my opinion never listen to a trainer for nutrition.

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That's a LOT of protein.  :surprised

 

Brendan Brazier is a super-duper vegan athlete, with his own food products.  His protein shakes are fantastic, but nowhere near the protein you're talking about. (And they taste great!!!)

 

Here's the link:  http://myvega.com/product/vega-one-nutritional-shake/

 

Instead of his trainer, maybe he should check with say....um...a  "Doctor" or "Nutritionist".....or someone schooled in.....NUTRITION.  I know that they weight lifters don't always listen to reason, but what does a trainer know WRT real nutrition? 

 

Just sayin........


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Have your friend check out Bobby Rock, vegan bodybuilder, drummer and writer.

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